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How to Synergize Olaf and Garen

based on 900 Olaf with Garen pairs
Win Rate
49.1 %
K/D/A
2.08
Pick Rate
1.9 %

How We Analyze Champion Pairings in LoL

Our servers pull data from from millions of LoL rounds straight from Riot Games each and every week. Olaf has fought alongside Garen in 900 recently played, ranked games. By gathering so much great data from the makers of League of Legends, we are sure that we can provide you with robust, insightful builds to help Olaf play with Garen. It is relatively rare for Olaf to play with Garen as allies. This pairing has only taken place in approximately 1.9% of rounds with Olaf.

Olaf Garen Synergy Summary

Unfortunately, Olaf does a dismal job of fighting on the same side as Garen. On average, he wins an acceptable 49.1% of rounds the champs appear on the same team. If you want to maximize your potential as Olaf when playing with Garen by figuring out how to better synergize your play style with him, then dig into the complete build (with items, runes, summoner spells, and skills) below!

Best Olaf Garen Synergy Build

Items

Starter Items

Time Target
HailbladeRefillable Potion

Early Items

~5 Mins
Ruby CrystalHearthbound Axe

Core Olaf Items

~22 Mins
StridebreakerSterak's GageDeath's Dance

Optional Items

Maw of MalmortiusSpirit VisageBlade of The Ruined KingThornmail

Summoner Spells

summonerhaste summoner spell D
summonersmite summoner spell F

Skill Order

First skill for Olaf to level up q
>
Second ability for Olaf to level up e
>
Last skill for Olaf to max out w

Runes

Precision Conqueror TriumphLegend: AlacrityLast Stand
Inspiration Magical FootwearApproach Velocity
Adaptive Adaptive Armor
Olaf's passive ability p
Olaf q ability q
Olaf w ability w
Olaf e ability e
Olaf's ultimate ability r
1
Q
2
W
3
E
4
Q
5
Q
6
R
7
Q
8
E
9
Q
10
E
11
R
12
E
13
E
14
W
15
W
16
R

Guide to Synergizing Olaf and Garen

Tips for Playing as Olaf with Garen

Olaf can combine Berserker Rage, Vicious Strikes, and Ragnarok at low life to become deceptively strong.

The bonus healing granted by Vicious Strikes amplifies your Life Steal from all sources as well as heals from allies.

Advice to Understand How Garen Will Play

Garen's regeneration greatly increases if he can avoid receiving damage for several seconds.

Garen is only constrained by cooldowns, making items such as Black Cleaver very effective for him.

Judgment deals maximum damage when only hitting a single target. For effective trading, try to position such that only the enemy champion is hit.

Olaf Garen Synergy Stats

Olaf Image
Win Rate
49.1 %
VS
Win Rate
50.9 %
Garen Image
7.2
< Kills >
7.2
6.6
< Deaths >
6.5
6.5
< Assists >
5.1
1.66
< Killing Sprees >
1.64
74
< Minions Killed >
129
1.07
< Dragons Killed >
0.48
0.49
< Inhibitors >
0.54
14,280
< Physical Damage >
15,220
170
< Magic Damage >
186
6,151
< True Damage >
6,237
20,601
< Damage Dealt >
21,644
31,162
< Damage Taken >
28,796
11,923
< Gold Earned >
12,096
1.88
< Towers >
2.46
0.24
< Baron Takedowns >
0.12
11,368
< Total Healing >
8,510
13,541
< Experience >
13,969
18
< Vision Score >
17
6
< Wards Placed >
7
446
< Time Dealing CC >
370

How to Play with Garen as Olaf in LoL

The Olaf Garen synergy stats shown here demonstrate the areas of his gameplay that do better (or worse) when paired with Garen, compared to his overall stats. Significant differences are areas of focus that highlight how his gameplay changes when paired with this other champion.

Overall, Olaf sees a very large drop in his KDA (ratio of kills and assists to deaths) when paired with Garen. His KDA worsened from NaN to NaN. This fall shows that Garen helps Olaf perform worse in competitive LoL matches. Yet, the small difference demonstrates that this performance change is not very impactful.

When Olaf plays on the same team as Garen, he observes a little drop in his full damage output. This could signal that Garen does not help cover for him to dish out more damage or that his presence also helps increase the round's duration. Similarly, when Olaf is played alongside Garen on the same side, he usually scores many fewer killing sprees than when he plays on his own. This is contrasting evidence that he is worse when playing synergisticly with Garen.

Moreover, when Olaf plays with Garen on the same side, he usually receives more damage than when he plays alone. Taking more damage may indicate that Garen does a poor job of covering Olaf during team fights.

Synergies between Olaf and Garen

Damage Types Compared

Olaf with Garen
Olaf
Physical Damage
Magic Damage
True Damage

Champion Playstyles Contrasted

Olaf
Garen
Synergy

Is Olaf better when played alongside Garen?

There is no top synergy for Olaf that will 100% of the time be his ideal synergy. However, overall, Garen is a below average ally for Olaf. By playing on the same side as Olaf, he drops their win rate by -1.5% to 49.1%. This proves that there is a harmful bond between Olaf and Garen that results in them performing worse together than alone.

Garen has a greater difficulty than Olaf. That means you should be careful when arranging Garen teammates to play with, as they will have to have a greater level of skill to be able to play well with you.

Playing alongside, you should expect to observe an overall large increase in your team’s ability to dish out massive AD. Combined, these two can provide a great amount of sustained physical damage.

Although, by aligning Olaf and Garen together, you will not be providing your other teammates enough magical damage output. Make sure to have other champs on your team that helps cover this gap in their kit.

Regardless of your Garen ally's skill level, you need to focus on increasing your income, outlasting your enemies, and clearing objectives. If you do this, you should do well, regardless.

Additional Information for Olaf Players

How We Calculated Our Olaf Garen Synergy Build and Stats

For this guide on pairing Olaf and Garen, we analyzed 900 ranked and recent League of Legends matches. We perform advanced data cleaning and statistical methods to guarantee that our team synergy stats are accurate and reliable. You can be confident that our recommended build to pair Olaf with Garen comes from actual data and is not the fabrication of some random LoL player, as some other sites provide. You can use the filters at the top of the page to view your division's most relevant stats and build.

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Further Insights to Win with this Champion Pairing

To truly master Olaf in order to synergize with Garen during both the early game and mid / late game phases of League matches, you should keep reading to master a few extra tricks and insights into this champion pairing. If you mind the build and tips shown above, you will grow your win rate significantly.

The most important finished items to use in your Olaf and Garen synergy build include Stridebreaker, Sterak's Gage, and Death's Dance. When Olaf used at least these three finished items in his build, he performed much better when paired up with Garen than with most other typical item sets. In fact, Olaf had an average win rate of 49.1% when synergizing his build and playstyle to Garen with these items in his kit.

To have the best chance of coming out on top against your oponents, Olaf players should take the Conqueror, Triumph, Legend: Alacrity, Last Stand, Magical Footwear, and Approach Velocity runes from the Precision and Inspiration rune sets. Out of all the rune builds players used for this team composition, this mixture of runes yielded the top win rate. In fact, these runes provided a 49.1% win rate overall.

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